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Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums Today, 12:07 AM
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Posted By Kenwood
Re: Help with wrap color

yyc067 Yes they are close
I have Hoshino K made kits in my collection
all with similar uniform strata pattern
in red, green, and tiger eye your blue looks the same
nothing is set in solid...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums Yesterday, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Kenwood
Re: Help with wrap color

I put the two together and It seems that in the sample pic the bands of darker shaded strata are wider than the more uniform bands on your drums
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums Yesterday, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Kenwood
Re: Help with wrap color

Hello yyc067
I think your drums are most likely Pearl made

The earliest Pearl chart I could pull up so far
was from 1968 and does not include that finish

I think I have seen that finish...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-16-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 35,795
Posted By Kenwood
Re: This is the Display Your MIJ Drums Thread

Hello Jimmy and Thanks
What happens most times is someone will come along
who just needs the floor tom or the snare but most often it is the floor tom
That will sell right away, and the other...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-15-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 35,795
Posted By Kenwood
Re: This is the Display Your MIJ Drums Thread

This little center lug Tele-star kit was being sold off in four separate eBay auctions
I took a shot and offered 250.00 for all four drums and explained I would like to keep the kit together but the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-02-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Kenwood
Re: So Who Built My Kit?

Mark Yes I learned only after buying my snare of the lug problem
I am thinking of going with tube style lugs though it kills me to do it
not to mention the tell tale signs of the original lug's...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-02-2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,758
Posted By Kenwood
Re: 1960s MIJ Purple / Black Diamond Pearl

Retro yes I think they call the wrap Gold Ingot
I already knew of this wrap as I had found this little six lug snare in the same finish
(also badged Zim Gar) a few years before buying the kit
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-02-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Kenwood
Re: So Who Built My Kit?

Hello Mark It never occurred to me
how much the snare lugs do indeed look like two beavertails molded together

They sort of reminded me of my cherry wine Tama Mastercraft snare lugs
which...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 08-02-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,758
Posted By Kenwood
Re: 1960s MIJ Purple / Black Diamond Pearl

Hello Retrosonic

of course I could not say for absolute sure
but my best guess would be that Sakae did not build very many of their kits in that config
and the purple/black diamond pearl wrap...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-25-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Kenwood
Re: Tama Superstar

Heck Yes ...Those are beautiful vintage drums
I would get serious with the seller and offer him seven bills
But I would not pass them up if he was to stand firm for his eight
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-23-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Kenwood
Re: So Who Built My Kit?

Mike Yes as I recall aside from the timing (pre-show)
the hardware was one of the obstacles in my negotiations as well
as much as I love these old Japanese made drums
I do not have the same love...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-23-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Kenwood
Re: So Who Built My Kit?

Hello Jimmy
Just when one feels they have a handle on what's what and who's who?
with these MIJ kits out of nowhere you will be thrown a curveball that leaves you scratching your head??
This...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-23-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Kenwood
Re: So Who Built My Kit?

Mike I tried to make a deal for that little kit
just before your seller brought them to the show
but we could not get together on them $$
They being so unique, and with the show just around the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-22-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Kenwood
Re: So Who Built My Kit?

Hello Mark.... Hey Thank You very kindly there pal
I unfortunately do not have anything too pristine in the Norma department
The one complete kit I have is so UV faded that the wood grain of the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-22-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Kenwood
Re: So Who Built My Kit?

Some used orange sparkle Norma drums were my first at 14
Since I started collecting mijs I have picked up a Norma kit or two
and a few partials and orphaned singles
Of these drums I have noted...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-21-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Kenwood
Re: MIJ No Name Drums

I have a white marine pearl partial with the same lugs and hardware as the kit at the top
of the thread (The lugs look like Ludwig classics minus the distinctive lines)
On my bass drum and snare...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 07-12-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,758
Posted By Kenwood
Re: 1960s MIJ Purple / Black Diamond Pearl

Hello Retrosonic save for a thin layer of new dust, they are just as they were then
I did run into a local guy who had the same exact kit save for the "Noble" badges
His kit has the round, blue,...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-19-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Kenwood
Re: Leban Drums

Bob
I have this distressed no badge partial (bass, and toms) in that color
Which I believe to be Pearl made
the toms are more like yours
while the bass drum has faded to a point where the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-19-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Kenwood
Re: Leban Drums

Hello DrumBob
Tough one without pics
by the above description I know to the good that
the wrap is rare and seldom seen and one you like a lot
But other things about them sound not so good. ...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-18-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Kenwood
Re: Lido Supreme...just a Lido with sour cream?

Hello Again Mr. Toast

Yes as idrum4fun already mentioned the lugs on my kit are Slingerland copies while those on your kit are Sonor clones

so far the only Star kits I have run across with the...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-18-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 35,795
Posted By Kenwood
Re: This is the Display Your MIJ Drums Thread

Some center lug Jelly Beans
bass drum is Star (Thanks for the T rods Alan)
toms are Pearl
snare is Hoshino K
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-16-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Kenwood
Re: Lido Supreme...just a Lido with sour cream?

Hello Mr. Toast
A very nice haul of assorted gear
and the pearl fantasia kit is awesome
I have this orphan kit with the virgin bass also
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-05-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,852
Posted By Kenwood
Re: Here's A Nice MIJ Set Priced Right

Hello Black Label sure thing
I don't mind being the bad example in this case

O-lugs my drum space shown is called West Shore Drum Loft
but is not a shop just a warehouse and not very...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-05-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,852
Posted By Kenwood
Re: Here's A Nice MIJ Set Priced Right

LOL thebaskit you may have something there ^5's
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 06-04-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,852
Posted By Kenwood
Re: Here's A Nice MIJ Set Priced Right

Hello theBasket
Our call was less than two minutes and you answered a few questions each with increasing impatience
among them was "Did you still have the drums? "
this may seem like a stupid...
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